Crewe boss Steve Davis eager to discuss new contracts

Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Steve Phillips
Goalkeeper Steve Phillips would like to discuss a new deal with Crewe

Crewe manager Steve Davis has made it a priority to discuss the futures of players approaching the end of their contracts with the League Two club.

Steve Phillips, David Artell and Lee Bell are among the players who are out of contract at the end of the season.

"I've spoken to the chairman about it," Davis told BBC Radio Stoke. "We've got a board meeting coming up and I'm sure it will be part of the agenda.

"I'm looking at contracts now for players that deserve an improved one."

The current deals of Adam Dugdale, Carl Martin and AJ Leitch-Smith also expire at the end of the campaign.

Davis added: "I want to make sure that those players remain with the club if they deserve to be and if they're in my plans for next season."

The former Stoke, Crewe, Burnley and Barnsley defender has won both of his League Two matches in charge of Crewe since taking over from Dario Gradi, who stepped down in November.

And Davis will be hopeful of making it three out of three when The Alex travel to struggling Northampton on Saturday.